Jyric Sims, Chief Executive Officer
Jyric Sims was named chief executive officer at Medical City Plano and Medical City Frisco in 2021. Previously, Sims served as CEO of Medical City Fort Worth since 2017, a 348-bed, acute care hospital. His leadership is credited with remarkable improvements in patient experience, service line growth and recruitment of top talent to the organization. He led more than $115 million in expansions, including the addition of a patient tower with a 30-bed ER, neuroscience/spine center and the opening of Medical City ER White Settlement.
Sims brings more than two decades of healthcare experience to the role. He joined Medical City Healthcare parent company HCA Healthcare in 2011, serving as vice president and chief operating officer at Tulane Health System, in New Orleans, Louisiana; chief operating officer of St. Lucie Medical Center in Port St. Lucie, Florida: associate chief operating officer at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster, Texas.
Dedicated to community service, he has served on several boards including the Louisiana Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was awarded the 2015 Modern Healthcare Up and Comer Award; 2016 UAMS Alumnus of the Year; 2017 National Association of Healthcare Executives Young Executive of the Year; and 2018 “40 Under 40” by the Fort Worth Business Press.
Sims received a Master of Health Administration from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and holds an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University (LSU).
Cameron Howard, Chief Operating Officer
Cameron Howard was named Chief Operating Officer for Medical City Plano in July 2020. He came to Medical City Healthcare from St. David's HealthCare in Austin, where he has served as COO and in other roles since 2012.
At St. David's, Howard led the opening of a new surgical hospital, including recruiting surgeons for the medical staff and helping drive quality improvements. He also was on the leadership team at St. David's North Austin Medical Center, where he was responsible for surgical services, provided executive oversight for other service lines, and served as chief staffing officer overseeing labor management.
Brad Stein, Chief Financial Officer
Brad Stein was named Chief Financial Officer for Medical City Plano in June 2020. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Staffing Officer at Medical City McKinney.
Prior to joining the leadership team at Medical City McKinney, he was the Assistant Chief Financial Officer and Chief Staffing Officer for Chippenham & Johnston-Wills Hospitals, an HCA facility in Richmond, Virginia. As ACFO, Stein played a critical role in supporting the two-campus, 758-bed hospital system through expense management and service line growth and securing capital funds for two large emergency room projects.
He has also served as Director of Hospital Financial Operations for St. Vincent's Health System in Birmingham, Alabama. Stein began his career at Ernest & Young in their Assurance & Advisory Business Services after completing his training.
Damita J. Williams, Chief Nursing Officer
Damita Williams was named chief nursing officer for Medical City Plano in September 2020. Her career in healthcare spans more than 30 years, including the last three as chief nursing officer at Medical City Fort Worth. Prior to joining the leadership team in Fort Worth, she held several CNO positions, most recently at HCA Healthcare's Methodist Hospital Campus in San Antonio, Texas, which includes Methodist Hospital and Methodist Children's Hospital, the largest hospital in HCA.
Williams has enjoyed a dedicated clinical career focused on children and their families, with a passion for care of complex surgical and cardiovascular surgery patients. As a leader, she has had the opportunity to start a multi-visceral liver and intestinal transplant program, responsibility for several kidney and heart transplant services, as well as bariatric services, robotics and other services.
In addition to her service in healthcare, Williams serves as an adjunct faculty member for Indiana Wesleyan University in the doctorate in organizational leadership program.
Community service is a passion for Williams, as she has served more than a decade as director of clinic operations for Hope International Ministries Inc. and its medical missions to the Dominican Republic. She currently serves on the TCU Professional Advisory Board and has also served on the boards of several other community organizations, most recently for the Ronald McDonald House.
Williams is certified in Executive Nursing Practice, has served nationally as a member of the Maternal Child Health Council for the American Hospital Association and the Diversity Council of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing, a Master of Science in nursing administration, a Master of Arts in advanced leadership studies and a doctorate in organizational leadership. She has received several leadership awards, including being named one of the Outstanding Nursing Alumni from her alma mater, Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She and her husband, John, are the parents of five children.
Parikshet Babber, MD, Chief Medical Officer
Parikshet Babber, MD, was named chief medical officer for Medical City Plano in March 2019.
Before coming to North Texas, Dr. Babber served as the executive vice president and chief medical officer at Harris Health System in Houston where he oversaw a $30-million budget and 268 full-time employees. Dr. Babber was also responsible for quality, accreditation, utilization, patient safety, coding, health Information management (HIM) and medical staff services.
Prior to healthcare administration, Dr. Babber was an emergency room physician at the VA Medical Center in Houston and at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where he received the top quality improvement award.
Dr. Babber graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and psychology from Houston Baptist University. He attended medical school at St. George’s University followed by an internal medicine residency at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. In 2013, he earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston-Victoria.
James Mendez, Chief Development Officer
James Mendez was named Chief Development Officer for Medical City Plano in January 2019.
Mendez joined the hospital’s leadership team in 2018 and was responsible for leading physician recruitment efforts, along with planning, organizing, coordinating and directing all hospital functions related to growth and business development initiatives. As Chief Development Officer, Mendez directs strategic development and physician recruitment for both hospitals.
Prior to joining Medical City Plano, Mendez worked his way up from a registered respiratory therapist at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Florida, to Market Chief Executive Officer for Kindred Hospital in Dallas and Kindred Hospital Dallas Central.
Mendez holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science with a concentration in Behavioral Health from the University of South Florida and Master of Business Administration from Saint Leo University.